Mellow Fruitfulness and Merry Birds

Something tells me it’s Autumn. I know it, my lane knows it and the birds know it. They have quite a banquet laid out for them. Some of these were very difficult to capture. I think I got the last bunch of hazelnuts before the psycho squirrels made off with them. And I failed entirelyContinue reading “Mellow Fruitfulness and Merry Birds”

Places in our Memories: With Carol Lovekin #MondayBlogs #Memories

Originally posted on Judith Barrow:
There are places that remain in our memories, the details may become slightly blurred, nostalgia may colour our thoughts, but they don’t fade. And how those places made us feel at the time is the one thing that remains. Today I’m really pleased pleased to welcome Carol Lovekin. Since Judith…

Creating a Stink

Ask anyone to name a great engineer of the Victorian era, and they will probably say Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The little man with the big hat, the big cigar, the big chains, the big railway gauge, the big ships and the big ideas. So yes, he did quite a lot of big stuff. But farContinue reading “Creating a Stink”

Henllan Bridge Prisoner of War Camp 30, part 2

Henllan Camp 30 finally closed its gates on April… 1948, the last prisoners being transported to other camps. The reports by the re-education inspectors always list the senior British officers at the camp. As well as Lt.Col. E.C. Barton, the commandant, the British Staff sergeants are singled out for mention in several reports, with interestinglyContinue reading “Henllan Bridge Prisoner of War Camp 30, part 2”

Henllan Bridge Prisoner of War Camp 30, part 1

Years ago, when I was writing A Time For Silence, I included prisoners from a P.O.W. camp, because I knew there had been one in the area. I knew a former Italian prisoner who had stayed on in Britain, and while looking through local newspapers in the late 40s, I can across several references toContinue reading “Henllan Bridge Prisoner of War Camp 30, part 1”

Places in our Memories: With Thorne Moore #MondayBlogs #Memories #SlightHumour

Originally posted on Judith Barrow:
There are places that remain in our memories, the details may become slightly blurred, nostalgia may colour our thoughts, but they don’t fade. And how those places made us feel at the time is the one thing that remains. Today I’m pleased to hand over to Thorne Moore. These are…

Places in our Memories #MondayBlogs #Memories

Originally posted on Judith Barrow:
There are places that remain in our memories, the details may become slightly blurred, nostalgia may colour our thoughts, but they don’t fade. And how those places made us feel at the time is the one thing that remains. Copyright: @TalkSaddleworth This is one of my memories; the street I…

Creating the Maze…… – by Alis Hawkins

Originally posted on Crime Cymru:
Under our themed topic of “How I Write”, this week Crime Cymru’s Alis Hawkins takes a look at a writing method used by a recent award winner and compares it with her own methodology. Creating the maze… This year’s winner of both the Gold Dagger and the Historical Dagger at…